Celebration Of Life Venue – Funeral Reception

A funeral reception or wake is a celebration of life, an opportunity for friends and family to come together to pay their respects to a loved one, and traditionally follows the funeral service itself.

We thought it would be helpful to put together a blog to outline how we can support you in marking the end of a life. We know it can be a very emotional and stressful time, but we can assure you that, as a family business with over 30 years of experience, Lanhydrock Hotel & Golf Club is the perfect venue choice.

Having lost someone special, it’s normal to feel overwhelmed as you wonder what to do first. Clare and the team at Lanhydrock Hotel & Golf Club will be on hand to support you, with sensitivity and compassion from the very first conversation, as you navigate this challenging time.

We know how important it is to get every detail right to make sure all elements of the funeral reception, wake, celebration of life or memorial are exactly how you would like them to be.

Here’s what we can offer at Lanhydrock Hotel & Golf Club:

  • 3 Function spaces, with catering for 12 to 200 guests
  • Bespoke catering packages, and catering for specific dietary requirements
  • Fully-licensed bar
  • Ample, free, on-site parking
  • Disabled access
  • Child-friendly
  • TV screens, PA and projector
  • Convenient location just 3 miles from Glynn Valley Crematorium
  • Central location near Bodmin, just off the A30 and A38 and minutes from the well-connected Bodmin Parkway Train Station
  • A personal, sensitive and thorough approach
  • The option of hotel accommodation for you and your guests

From small and intimate spaces to larger function rooms for up to 200 people, at Lanhydrock Hotel & Golf Club we offer a beautiful venue to make a funeral reception or wake an event that you can reflect on with peaceful memories.

For those who choose Lanhydrock Hotel & Golf Club, our position surrounded by nature and stunning panoramic views of the Cornish countryside, feels somehow fitting for such a significant event. Overlooking our rolling golf greens and lake, our function rooms allow for moments of quiet reflection for you and your guests, who will be cared for from the moment they arrive.

At Lanhydrock Hotel & Golf Club, we would be privileged to be part of this journey of commemorating your loved one. When you’re ready to discuss planning a funeral event, wake or memorial service, give us a call on 01208 262570 and ask to speak with Clare, who will be on hand and honoured to support you.

We would also welcome you to visit and experience our venue to see if it’s what you’re looking for.

We’re here to help with compassion and care. We are very proud of the feedback we receive from our previous customers. We hope you agree that they give a genuine insight into how we can support with wakes, celebration of life and funeral events in Cornwall.

“We had a small, family funeral and took our group of friends and family back to Lanhydrock Hotel and Golf Club afterwards for brunch. We were a small group and didn’t spend a fortune, but we were looked after incredibly well – with great understanding and care. The team at Lanhydrock took the time to find out what we needed and went out of their way to deliver it – a great space, lovely food and a warm welcome. Nothing was too much trouble and I highly recommend Lanhydrock.” 


“Just a quick message following our event with you today to say thank you. It was more perfect than I could have hoped for, a day my Dad would have loved. Thank you to the team for taking care of us.”


“We needed a good venue for family, friends and colleagues of my late father to meet after his funeral at Glynn Valley Crematorium. We could not have been looked after better by Annie and the staff at Lanhydrock. Nothing was too much trouble to arrange, whether it was changing numbers, arranging for a string quartet to play, or having flowers and photographs put up for people to look at. Everything was done with the minimum of fuss and ready for when we arrived. The food was outstanding. Many people commented on how generous the quantities were, and just the right sort of food for this occasion. It was also convenient to have the bar next door, so that anyone who didn’t want the tea and coffee served as we arrived, was able to organise their own drinks. Of course, the views were outstanding. All in all – I would wholeheartedly recommend this venue for anyone. In our case, following a family funeral, it was exactly what we needed. 110% approval from us all. We will be coming back to try the venue as a restaurant……”
Rich B-L